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Camping shower, soap & toothbrushes

Stay squeaky clean wherever you are

You can get grimy quick when you’re camping outdoors, so it’s a good idea to stock up on hygiene essentials to keep you looking and smelling at least semi-fresh. When it comes time to compile your backcountry shower caddy, make sure to check these items off your packing list.

Lather up with scrubby soaps

First thing’s first — soap. It’ll clean you, your dishes and nearly any other washable things you can think of. Consider a do-it-all soap for ultimate preparedness while you save precious pack space. Brands like Dr. Bronner’s and Sierra Dawn carry soaps whose formulas stand as tried and true campsite favs. If your hair needs a little extra TLC on the trail, shampoo and conditioner bars from Good Juju will keep your locks nourished.

Fight cavities on the go

The bacteria in your mouth unfortunately doesn’t take a vacation when you do, so remember to bring along a toothbrush and toothpaste. Chewable toothpaste tabs are great for avoiding leaky tube-related messes in your travel bag.

Bring your shower with you

Whether you’re rinsing off yourself, your canine companion or your muddy gear, a portable shower can be a godsend in the outdoors. Grab a minimalist shower with a reservoir, pump and spray nozzle, or an entire shower tent for the full glamping experience.